The Adaptation Fund-financed "Productive Landscape Resilient to Climate Change and Strengthened Socioeconomic Networks in Guatemala" supported groups of organized women producing cacao to improve the quality and profitability of artisanal chocolate, promoting the recovery of cocoa plantations.
UNDP supports the advancement of climate-resilient livelihoods for vulnerable communities, including resilient agricultural value chains. A failure to adopt climate-resilient measures to support sustainable livelihoods is likely to jeopardize food and income security, and lead to the loss of assets and increasing impoverishment. The main areas of UNDP’s work include support to entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with a special emphasis on women entrepreneurs, development of public goods to build market resilience, and promoting income diversification and improved productivity. This work supports global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goals for ending hunger and poverty, promoting decent work and economic growth, and supporting responsible consumption and production practices.
In Viet Nam, smallholder farmers are turning to beekeeping and other alternative livelihoods for climate-resilient income in an initiative backed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UNDP.
UNDP Issue Brief on Resilient Livelihoods Value Chains
Through this thematic area, UNDP supports the advancement of climate resilient livelihoods for vulnerable communities, including resilient agricultural value chain development.
Briefing note: Private sector engagement
This brief explains the relevance of private sector engagement to SCALA, outlines proposed interventions to address this topic in the SCALA country work plans and summarizes useful resources as well as support available from the global team.
Strategy Note: Engaging the private sector in the context of climate change adaptation
The UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan recognizes that bridging the multi-trillion dollar gap in development financing, including for climate adaptation, will require deepening our engagement and working more strategically with the private sector to scale investments required to meet countries’ climate commitments, and UNDP’s target to mobilize $1trillion of private sector funds towards the SDGs by 2030.
Toolkit for value chain analysis and market development integrating climate resilience and gender responsiveness
This Toolkit aims to help countries in selecting and analyzing value chains for opportunities to improve climate change resilience and reduce gender inequalities. Key strengths of the value chain approach include assisting in adaptation planning, analysis of vulnerabilities and hotspots across a value chain, assessing risks at each node, identifying new market opportunities to help communities adapt, and suggesting partnerships in which there is mutual benefit from the implementation of the strategies.
The AFCIA is a multi-partner programme launched in November 2020 with an initial US$10 million grant from the Adaptation Fund. The programme supports local entrepreneurs in developing countries to grow their innovative resilience-building solutions into viable business models that attract commercial financing. In December 2020, the European Union contributed an additional €10 million to the UNDP grant funding window.
Launched by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 2021, AIM is a strategic platform that promotes scaled-up adaptation at the local level, focusing on civil society, non-government organizations, and women and youth innovators. The AIM partners include the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, the Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change, the Global Resilience Partnership, the Climate-Knowledge Innovation Community, and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).